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Summer 2015 Newsletter

Plantar Fasciitis, OH NO! by Bobbi Kisebach, LMT

 

Plantar fasciitis (PLAN-ter fash-ee-EYE-tus), ac- cording to WebMD, is the most common cause of heel pain. The bottom surface of the foot (plantar) consists of connective tissue (fascia) that can be- come inflamed (-itis) by stressors. The most tell- ing symptom is stabbing pain in the bottom of the heel (possibly radiating into the arch) at that first step in the morning or after a period of inactivity. Plantar fasciitis is most likely caused by straining the ligament (the plantar fascia) under the foot that supports the arch. The causes are often over- pronation or a high inflexible arch, tight calves, sudden weight gain (including carrying weights and pregnancy), increasing mileage or time on your feet (especially on hard surfaces and in un- supportive shoes), worn out shoes, and extended time in flip-flops.

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